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Sep 24, 2018 18:18:55   #
My dad’s favorite sayings to us kids:

He/she looks like the west end of a horse going east.
Dumb as a box of rocks.
It goes in one ear and out the other because there's nothing in between to stop it.
You’re about as useless as tits on a bull.
Sep 20, 2018 15:08:31   #
JennyG12 wrote:
On the flip side, I have met some of those internet nasties, and they are the same IRL.

Oh yes JennyG12, there are those too, who are never happy no matter what happens in their lives, good or bad! How sad for them that they cannot see the good!
Sep 20, 2018 14:30:53   #
Capri18 wrote:
I've read here of people getting offended at innocuous comments by others. Comment made in jest are taken seriously and then snarky comments ensue. Not just on KP but other sites, such as Facebook or other social media. I don't get it. It seems people have such thin skins nowadays--why is that? We are all members here, many people are members on facebook, such as sewing, crafting, knitting groups, etc. who share a common interest, and yet snarky or downright nasty comments are left and right.

Personally I have never been involved on KP with biting comments, but have been on the receiving end of a few on Facebook, after a harmless post no less! Why can't we just share the love of our hobbies without resorting to meanness, pettiness or personal attacks?
I've read here of people getting offended at innoc... (show quote)

It was once explained to me after I emailed a person and tried to be comical with my response. The person took offense because 1) she couldn't see the expression (smile) on my face, and 2) she couldn't hear the tone of my voice when the comment was stated. Rhetoric has a lot to do with it also, I could state something in a kind way, or I could be condescending or just down right mean.

Another reason is some people just don't care if they offend, because they'll never meet them face to face. It's different when you're speaking to someone in person versus behind a monitor & keyboard - so easy to bully!
Sep 13, 2018 19:15:10   #
Beautiful top!

You still have some time to wear it as Temecula can stay warm till Oct or longer. I lived in Menifee and Lake Elsinore for 5 years and it was nice and warm.
Sep 10, 2018 19:14:48   #
sanchezs wrote:
My grandson asked for a Pug hat for his birthday. I told him I had not seen any patterns but would see what I could do. I used one of my ear flap hat patterns for the hat itself and ears, muzzle and eyes from 3 different patterns. Here is what I came up with and he loved it.

Your hat could not get much cuter, unless of course you pictured your grandson in it! It's too adorable for words.
Aug 30, 2018 18:44:22   #
mayadoolub wrote:
So-I've been wanting to treat myself to one of those lovely yarn bowls for ages, but every time I go to order it, I fail to justify the cost to myself.
Then today....I came across this pair of rice bowls in a charity shop- and paid £3 for the pair.
They work a treat! :-)

I love your idea of using a rice bowl! Great way to re-purpose.

Another good idea is a fish bowl. The top is narrower so the yarn doesn't "flop out". The only thing it doesn't have is the hole to thread the yarn through, but I don't miss that, since I sometimes take my knitting with me and don't want to put it through the hole anyway. I do have a very nice yarn bowl too, but I use it as a catch all for my needles & accessories.
Aug 28, 2018 17:23:46   #
Aug 15, 2018 20:04:29   #
Caroline Currer wrote:
Carmel is in the southern part of California and I believe the fires are all in the north. Thanks for the concern

Beautiful Carmel is south of San Francisco and Monterey, which is considered Northern California. Love going there on vacations, though it's been a while.
Aug 10, 2018 15:48:38   #
Thanks so much for sharing MrsB
Aug 7, 2018 18:55:23   #
Think I'll make a trip to HL tomorrow on my lunch. Sounds like a great deal!
Aug 7, 2018 18:48:00   #
Drops also has a lot of patterns very similar to this one, but they're free.
Aug 2, 2018 13:10:54   #
Love it!!!!
Aug 1, 2018 18:17:52   #
GuyLydig wrote:
Marianna Mel is so kind and talented, making beautiful patterns available for free. Even I, an advanced beginner (at best) can follow with little help. When I made the jacket I had a question which a friend helped me with, but as I would very much like to increase my skills in knitting, I was wondering what the KP community would have done with this.

In her free pattern,, she begins with the sleeves and these are the instructions:

Using 4mm needles, cast on 25sts

Work 6 rows in garter stitch (knit every row)

Work 34 rows in stocking stitch, increasing one stitch at each end of 5th, 13th and 21st rows (31sts)

The sleeve should now measure about 5½” – you can add more rows if required

**Next Row: Cast off 3sts, work to last 3sts, cast off 3sts (25sts)

Leave these 25 stitches on a spare needle

My question is on the row with the double asterisk (**--my addition). How would you cast off the last 3? If I follow the pattern there is a space from the 3 cast-offs and then a lone stitch at the end of the row.

My friend told me to knit until the end of that row, then turn, cast off the first 3 stitches on the next row, transfer the lone stitch back to the other needle and stop.

1) Would anyone have done this differently and if so, how?
2) If my friend's method is correct, is there a way I could have known from the pattern or will this only come with experience?
Marianna Mel is so kind and talented, making beaut... (show quote)

In my interpretation of this - I would cast off the first 3, work across to the last 3 sts, cast off the remaining 3 by casting off the two, then cutting the yarn and pulling it through the last stitch. This is what you do when you normally cast off and have one stitch left on your needle.

Your friend does have a good suggestion though.
Aug 1, 2018 16:50:20   #
I'm pretty sure body building is not for everyone. We just need to get off our butts more (me included) and MOVE! I'm 63 and starting to have muscle and bone density issues so I need to be doing more muscle stretching exercises and moving these bones more. I wanna be able to use up at lease half my stash before I kick the proverbial bucket, so I have to live at least into my 90's, LOL!!!
Aug 1, 2018 13:04:57   #
See, we can teach "old dogs" new tricks. We have to stay healthy so we can knit/crochet longer!
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